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The Physicists' Daughter | Mary Anna Evans
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The book I was reading just wasn‘t doing anything for me. I stopped at the library to pick up hubby‘s hold, and brought this home with me. Not sure if I‘m bailing on the other book, but I‘m not waiting to start this.

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Wine of Honour | Barbara Beauchamp
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Using my break to finish up this #furrowedmiddlebrowclub title, which I appreciated more than liked. I found the writing a bit plodding and I didn't really connect with any of the characters. I did like the focus on the demobbed dealing with life on Civvy Street, the contrast between those who served and those on the homefront and that Beauchamp didn't shy away from class issues. I just wish it were a little more heart and a little less head.

catebutler I'm finishing up today, and my thoughts and opinions reflect yours. 1w
Ruthiella I agree that none of the characters were particularly sympathetic. Not even Helen. But I did like it for its real time glimpse of the immediate aftermath of WWII for some Britons. 1w
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quietjenn @Ruthiella yes, I thought it really worked as a snapshot of this time. 1w
CarolynM Yes, the characters were there as representatives of particular experiences more than fully fleshed out people. Still an enjoyable read for me. 1w
batsy I too found the writing a bit plodding. It did feel like a life-like snapshot into a particular time and place, especially since the characters were not wholly likeable and we could see them from the start with their warts and all 🙂 1w
jlhammar Great to get your thoughts! I hear what you‘re saying about heart vs head and the writing. It really was different (interesting is the word that kept coming to mind), but I quite enjoyed it for what it was. 1w
LeahBergen I found the writing made it initially a bit hard for me to get into to the story but I ended up enjoying it. 1w
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this book. I felt there was a depth to it. I didn‘t notice the plodding writing 🙈. I enjoyed it for what it was too @jlhammar👍🏻♥️ 1w
Jess_Read_This As a late to reading it group member, I‘ve been loving reading all the different experiences everyone has had reading this book! Great review! 1w
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Anyone else doing #TransRightsReadathon? Anyone know Sim_Bookstagrams_Badly or know if they‘re over here under another name?
This one features at least a trans main character, there may be others I don‘t recall from my first time through several years ago.

TheBookHippie There are about 10 of us doing this here. When I informed them of us here on Litsy, they had never heard of us. 💕🏳️‍⚧️🙃 but they know now and they listed us on the graph! 2w
kgriffith @TheBookHippie awesome, glad to see a few others! 🫶🏼 1w
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